Deborah Kerr looks SMOKING hott in this trailer for this edition of King SolomonÂs Mines. This was said to be filmed in Africa, however, I am not really to sure how AFRICAN this thing REALLY is. You know what I mean? Anyways, this looks failry typical for a jungle adventureÂ
The picture offers Deborah Kerr and Stewart Grainger, but the real star is African native Umbopa, the Watusi guide and servant who turns out to be a king (this role was played by Paul Robeson in the earlier black-and-white version). The colonial overtones will enrage some modern viewers, but the most compelling reasons to watch this movie are the jungle sequences, the native dances and the colorful native fabrics, rendered in Technicolor. The stampede scenes are truly stunning; in one case an elephant tramples a man to death.
No matter how maudlin you might think the background love story is, the jungle scenes will have your heart pounding. The film was remade, ineptly, as part of the Indiana Jones series. Richard Chamberlain and a very one-dimensional Sharon Stone starred in that waste of time.
This trailer does an admirable job of showcasing the film and thus deserves a high rating.